I received my Hydrow last Friday. I'm so happy with it! I'm 49 and consider this one of the top 3 purchases I've ever made!!!! The delivery people were professional and had my Hydrow set up in just a few minutes. I've used it everyday since. I've tried a variety of programs (warm up, cool down, drive, push and breathe). I love how there are different time lengths to choose from within each category (i.e. 5 min - 45 minutes).
The energy and enthusiasm of the trainers is infectious and motivating! I love the different personalities!
I am so happy with this product! It was well worth the wait!!!
Review by Janeen2 weeks ago
Nice video quality!
Good instructors (still trying to find my favorite)
Software could use substantial work.
I have Hydrow, Peleton, and Mirror. Hydrow's software is a distant 3rd (that I hope Hydrow will fix soon) compared to the competition. Future updates should include:
- Workout Sort Feature (workout duration, type, instructor, location, music, etc.) both on screen and on the App to select your workout; scrolling through histories is not efficient or effective
- Music Control - Ability to turn the background music off or use you're own playlist; not a fan of Hydrow's song choices at all... too teeny-pop or too hard rock
- Heart Rate Pairing - Apple watch (and/or Garmin, Fitbit, etc.) friendly like Mirror & Peleton is much needed
Hope these get updated soon as I'm starting to choose the other machines a lot more frequently due to being able to more reliably select a good workout I know that's right for me, and music & instructors that I enjoy.
Review by Dawn Farrow Orelu2 weeks ago
Couldn’t be happier! Great coaches, great machine, awesome workout!
Review by TURUVEKEREVITTALMurthy3 weeks ago
I purchased the Hydrow through an Indiegogo campaign and am really impressed. The machine itself is so cool looking and smooth. The videos are really great as you can jump in a live class (if timing aligns) or in a recently recorded class. You join an instructor...all of the instructors have been positive, engaging and real (not crazy over the top)...for a ride on the Charles River. The classes are organized by what kind of workout it is and they offer a variety of class lengths depending on your schedule (10, 15, 20, etc). They have classes on the mat for non rowing engagement. The streaming is very clear and it is really easy to understand and learn from the instructors. Oh you can compete with people you don't know, create a team and compete, or we have set up two profiles (one for each person in our house) and we compete against each other. It is super easy to set up profiles and work between those profiles. The process from investing to receiving my Hydrow could not have been any smoother. Fabulous communication and opportunity to ask questions. Highly recommend. I was a runner for many years and my back/knees/feet (oh my gosh I am sounding OLD) can't take the pounding any more. This is a wonderful, yet intense, way to get a sweat on!
Review by BGainey3 weeks ago
Fantastic product. Great quality and a joy to use. I have interacted with support on 2-3 occasions for questions (my ignorance) and they were responsive and very helpful. Hydrow is a fantastic rowing machine!
Review by Bucklow Kheynis3 weeks ago
Great machine for a full body workout. The videos are easy to follow along. It is fun to be able to track your progress & sign up for teams. Wonderful customer service. Row at your own pace or try to beat others on the leader board.
Review by Sathyadeep Nijjar3 weeks ago
The Hydrow is incredible! I’m cyclist and have been hunting for that perfect low impact work out (bad hip) for days I can’t ride. The Hydrow is the unicorn!
Challenging, fun, a sense of community, and has become a fun competition within the family!
Review by Sinser Doschadis3 weeks ago
I LOVE MY HYDROW
We are so happy to have purchased it and our whole family uses it now. My wife and I love having all different kinds of rows to do from journey ones at our own pace, picking pre done row to compete on the leader board and jumping on live rows as I love some competition. The teachers are amazing too. I highly recommend it.
Review by Mr Morton3 weeks ago
Hydrow has been a life changer for me! So much more efficient than my Peloton.
Review by Hilder Traurig3 weeks ago
Wish I could do 4.5 stars. After a week with this I think it will be 5 stars in the near future. The Rower is excellent - sturdy, quiet and looks great.
I’m comparing to the Peloton , which I’ve been riding for the past 5 months. So far the Peloton seems to get my heart rate up a bit more ( but I might not be pushing myself yet on the hydrow to full capacity ) and the Peloton classes have more energy. Part of the problem is the music isn’t loud enough on the hydrow, so you hear it faintly in the background. The hydrow app is ok, just needs to be a bit more user friendly like the Peloton app ( ability to follow others, bookmark rides, see overall ride/ row stats).
They should buy a Peloton and just copy their user interface for the app and the screen.
That being said, the workouts are very good and you definitely feel the upper body workout ( where you don’t on the Peloton). Being that this is so new , I think things will only get better , and I’m happy with my purchase.
Review by Breedog Albanesi4 weeks ago
Fantastic process all the way through! Even with understandable delays to ensure a quality rower, well thought through. We were the first in the San Antonio area to get one so shipping deliverers and myself easily put it together. I have pics! Setup, network connecting, tutorials and training videos were great! Well done!
Review by RobertMcCabe Tilelli1 month ago
Hydrow provides a total body workout with great instructors, music and the on water locations are incredible. Feels like you are actually on the water! As to the machine itself, it is the best rower - smooth and quiet.
Review by Bafford1 month ago
We have finally found an option that multiple members of my family enjoy. I typically use it in the morning and it is so quiet the rest of the house stays asleep! Both my husband and 13yo son are also enjoying it too. I highly recommend the Hydrow!
Review by Hemiola1 month ago
It’s been a fantastic experience...from ordering during the indiegogo campaign through delivery and the first several rows I have complete.
Each aspect of Hydrow has been an experience I didn’t anticipate...from the clarity of video and sound to the smoothness of the mechanisms while rowing. Great introductory videos, warmups, cool downs, and a strong variety of main sets. Using as my main strength workout for triathlon training.
Review by Mtka1 month ago
Fantastic form of exercise that I find engaging and encouraging. Well-produced rowing sessions with fun and competent instructors.
I've had mine for just under a month and started off very slowly, which I recommend for anyone who hasn't already been doing strenuous exercise when they start. Despite the modest start, after three weeks I had multiple people comment that they noticed physical differences, mainly in my arms and chest. I feel great; I feel stronger, and I believe my posture has improved. BTW, I'm in my mid-50's.
I originally thought I might row 3-4 times per week, but by starting with the shorter "Breathe" level sessions (i.e., the easy stuff) I've actually been rowing 6 days per week. By easing into the game, I see Hydrow has the potential to be a lifelong "adventure."
Review by Royboy1 month ago
Low impact exercise with a coach. Great workout.
Review by CustomerYCP1 month ago
I find Hydrow a fun and effective way to get a cardio workout while also utilizing 86% of my muscles.
Review by Proshik Trovalusci1 month ago
I am enjoying my Hydrow immensely. I have a Peleton bike which has been gathering dust since I got my Hydrow.
Review by MarkusLaast Babylon1 month ago
I love the machine! It’s comfortable. Audio is great, screen is great. And the crew and workouts are amazing! The lives are my FAVORITE!!
Review by Ashvarya Blaydes1 month ago
Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! Couldn’t be happier. I call it the sexy rower!! It’s so sleek....not bulky!!! I love it!!
Review by Kinnins1 month ago
Great rowing experience. The Hydrow have ruined all other rowers. Super smooth and quiet. HD screen with great rows and instructors.
Review by Bluebox Labecki1 month ago
I love my Hydrow! I'm a big runner and biker but having something to work on my core - stay motivated and get in 20-40 minute sessions by walking downstairs - amazing. The videos and instructors are inspiring!
Review by Deise1 month ago
Great experience from initial backing to delivery.
The videos are well done and encouraging.
Review by DKHud1 month ago
Customer service was GREAT 👍 I had a set-up issue and customer stayed on the phone and was very patient.
Review by Aruan1 month ago
I called the customer service line after having some technical issues and was surprised that they answered the phone after hours. The tech support I received was top notch! The tech quickly evaluated the situation and walked me through the troubleshooting steps. She quickly figured out that there was an issue with my WiFi that was preventing workouts from loading. My problem was solved quickly and I was back in action with my Hydrow! I was quite impressed!! Thank you!!